South Asian Indian Weddings
South Asian Indian weddings are colorful four-day events full of symbolism and meaning. The traditional Indian wedding is a symphony of colors, textures, fragrances, sounds and tastes. The fragrance of jasmine, roses and marigolds mingles with the headiness of sandalwood and camphor. The chanting of prayers mesmerizes. Family and friends gather, dressed in vibrantly colored fine silks and heavy jewelry, to celebrate the coming together of two families. The bride is resplendent in her bridal lehenga or sari, with hands and feet elaborately painted with a henna temporary tattoo known as mehendi. She is adorned with anklets, bracelets, rings, and ornate jewelry, while the groom is dashing in his traditional silk wedding outfit.
Whether dressed in the South Indian style of a richly embellished one-of-a-kind woven kanjivaram silk sari with an intricate gold zari border, or in the heavily brocaded zardosi designer lehenga in the North Indian style, the Indian bride is a stunning sight to behold. Indian parents spend years wishing, hoping, praying for their kids to get married. These celebrations represent love and commitment, yes, but they also epitomize the endurance of traditional family values. The spiritual union of a young couple has become a great excuse to throw a blowout family reunion, with relatives traveling from every square foot of the Indian diaspora for the occasion. Specializing in Hindu, Sikh, and Pakistani weddings.